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Are You Inside or Out?
When the Big One hits, if you’re inside, stay indoors until the shaking stops and you’re sure it’s safe to exit.
More injuries happen when people move during the shaking of an earthquake. After the shaking has stopped, if you go outside, move quickly away from the building to prevent injury from falling debris.
If you are outdoors, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and power lines. Drop to the ground and stay there until the shaking stops. Injuries can occur from falling trees, street-lights and power lines, or building debris.
Larry Guillot is owner of QuakePrepare, an earthquake consulting, securing, and kit supply service in the east bay.